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2014 Grand Harvest Awards

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best of Class

2012 Miro Cuvee Sasha
Lake County, High Valley Montelago Vineyard
Best of Class

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best of Show

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Best Red

2012 Miro Zinfandel
California, Sonoma County
Reserve Dry Creek Valley; Wolcott-Bevill
Double Gold

2012 Miro Cuvee Sasha
Lake County, High Valley Montelago Vineyard
Gold

2012 Miro Petite Sirah
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
Gold

2012 Miro Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley Reserve
Pine Mtn. Cloverdale Peak;
Silverwood Vineyard
Silver

Grand Harvest Awards Announces 2014 Results

Miro Cellars 2012 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley, takes Best of Show

Santa Rosa, Calif. – Vineyard & Winery Management’s 24th Annual Grand Harvest Awards has revealed the results of this year’s competition. From a pool of nearly 1100 entries, awards included 82 Best of Class, 39 Double Gold, 161 Gold, and 450 Silver medals.

Established in 1990, GHA seeks to uncover the distinctions of terroir by grouping wines for evaluation by appellation and variety. Wines are judged in the context of their viticultural regions in order to recognize the complexities and nuances of regional wines, and also to observe the influence of regional soil and climate characteristics on the taste and quality of individual wines.

The following wines took best their categories:
Best of Show and Best Red Wine: Miro Cellars, 2012 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley

2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold Medal
95 pts
Miro 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve
Silverwood Vineyard, Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak

Double Gold Medal
92 pts
Miro 2012 Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley

Silver Medal
Miro 2012 Cuvée Sasha
Montelago Vineyard, High Valley

Silver Medal
Miro 2012 Zinfandel
Piccetti Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

2014 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

Gold Medal: 2012 Miro Cellars Cuvée Sasha

Silver Medal: 2012 Miro Cellars Petite Sirah

2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Double Gold
2011 Miro Cellars Cuvée Sasha

Gold Medal
2011 Miro Cellars Pinot Noir

Silver Medal
2011 Miro Cellars Petite Sirah

 

Praises for Miro Cellars 2007 Zinfandel

Gold for 2009 Miro Cellars Silverwood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A vintage of both fantastic quality and quantity, the 2009 Silverwood Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon possesses an excellent combination of structure and grace. Ripe morello cherries, dark plum and a well-integrated note of sweet vanilla from the wine’s time in French oak permeate the aromas of this wine. The wine has a surprisingly soft entry and weight for its relative depth, echoing flavors of black currant, warmed baking spices, Red Delicious apple and a hint of cola nut. A pleasing stream of acidity runs through this wine, brightening the overall flavors and making it a perfect complement to a wide range of meats and cheeses. This wine has just started to come alive and will certainly continue to do so over the next six to eight years.
Drink from 2012 through 2018.
—Kevin Boyer

85 Points
Miro 2009 Silverwood Vineyard Mountain Grown Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)
Toasty, caramelized oak and sweet heat from high alcohol dominate this wine. The blackberry and cherry fruit flavors are very ripe. Drink now.
by Steve Heimoff
(10/1/2012) — 85

Gold Medals:
2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting
2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair